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Minister for Loneliness

January saw the first “Minister for Loneliness” appointed by the government. Tracey Crouch has been tasked with tackling a significant current social issue – that of persistent loneliness and isolation. Recent figures have indicated that chronic loneliness has comparable health consequences to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, which demonstrates that this problem has implications far…

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Loneliness In Older Generations

Loneliness is a widely recognised social issue among the older generations. Isolation and chronic loneliness are known to increase the risk of a range of health problems. A number of charities and groups are doing fantastic work raising awareness of, and combatting, loneliness. But there will not be a ‘quick fix’, and addressing the problem…

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